S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter December 3rd

Transitioning to Freedom Park

We need to hear from you. We have the great pleasure of welcoming our great military families to Fort Gordon. However, we know that transitions are very difficult and we want to help. Freedom Park is working on creating a family "passport" to help students and families transition easier to the school. We really need your help. What information do you think should go in the family passport? What questions did you have that we just assumed you knew? Our heart is to support every student, every day. Follow this link to tell us what families need to know: https://s.surveyplanet.com/SkaqP1UJM

Problems Connecting Your Laptop?

We are so thankful for all the kind words you have shared about your appreciation for the one to one technology initiative. We will pass this information on to the school district. We are also thankful for the questions. Your questions help others that may have the same issue.

Unable to Connect - Wow

May families on post use Wow as their internet service provider. We have had reports that the laptops are not connecting. After researching, we have found that this is a settings issue with the service provider. To correct the issue, you will need to call Wow and ask them to enable the vpn pass through. If you are a Wow customer and have heard something different please contact us and let us know: mailto:singhti@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

Laptop Distribution 3rd - 5th grade

Laptop distribution was a huge success. Thank you for coming out. The students are doing a great job caring for the equipment. We are very proud of them. Please continue to keep us posted about issues that you are having and ways we can improve the experience for the students. Also, if you see any cool ideas for ways to use the technology let us know. We want our students to be well prepared to live in a digital society.

Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes - Thank You

We did it! We met our goal of $1000! The total came to $1803! A huge thank you to all who participated in the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes. This event was a huge success.

PTA Christmas Store - December 4-8th

The PTA Christmas Store will be opening soon. Please take the time to come out and support the PTA. They are a vital part of school success.

Living Wax Museum - December 6th

Please come out and support our 5th grade students! They are presenting their "Living Wax Museum" December 6th. Students will be dressed as an important figure from the Turn of the Century and demonstrate why they are important in history.

New Family Open House - Wednesday, December 13th 5-7 pm

New to Freedom Park? Interested in applying to attend Freedom Park? Join us Wednesday, December 13th from 5pm - 7pm for our annual open house. Learn more about opportunities at the school and how you can register/apply.

Junior Beta Club Ceremony - December 14th @ 5:15 pm

The rescheduled Junior Beta Club Ceremony will be held -

Date: December 14th

Time: 5:15 PM – 6 PM

Location: Small Gym

Yearbook Raffle - December 19th

This year we will raffle three (3) items for yearbook sales. Two elementary students (1 boy and 1 girl) and one middle school student will have their names drawn for a prize. The prizes are a 20" bike for the elementary students and a Kindle Fire for the middle school student. All students who purchase their yearbooks before December 19th will have their names entered for the drawings. The pre 2018 price for yearbooks are $30 for a soft copy and $35 for a hard copy. Good luck!

School Council

Are you interested in being a member of the school council? The purpose of school council is to bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process. We are in need of two parents and one business owner. Please email Dr. Singh if you are interested: singhti@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

Understanding Special Education - Student's with Aspergers

Understanding Aspergers can be difficult. Often times parents are in the process of working through the needs of their students and find it difficult to communicate to educators what they are in the process of learning. Educators can find it difficult to find ways to deliver the required instruction and support the specific needs of a student on the spectrum. This video gives information concerning they why questions some of us may have and ways to support our students. Every child, every day, that is the FPS way!


Special Education:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ut6FZhnv8

IB MYP Updates

Freedom Park Passport

Welcome to FPS passport to knowledge. Student's use their cellphone to scan the QR codes to learn about different countries. Its a big small world.
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Staggered Release

Let's try to stagger our dismissal. If we do that, it may not be so busy at the end of the day and you may not feel the need to "invent" ways to make it a more pleasant experience. And because my last name starts with an "S" and I am use to being last, lets start backwards. If your last name starts with the letter "Q-Z" try to get to the school around 3:55. We won't release until 4pm, but you will be first and out by the time others come. If your last name starts with the letter "F-P" try to get to the school at 4:07. That is usually after the first wave. If your name starts with the letter "A-E" try arriving at 4:10. Lets see how this works for the remainder of this week. Lets see if more parking spots open up and if the car line is shorter. If not, we can go back to business as usual. Let's just try it to see if it relieves some of the pressure.

Help w/ Intake, Lunch. and Dismissal - Call 706/ 796-8428

We need your help. As you can imagine, the morning intake, lunch, and dismissal are some of the busiest times of the day. How can you help? If you can help at any of these times, please call the front office.


Morning (8:20-9:00)


  • Help ensure cars do not park or drop off students in the bus loading area.
  • Help ensure students are walked across the street safely (parents should not be letting students out to walk across the parking lot).
  • Welcoming students to school in a cheerful manner (high fives, encouraging words, etc).
  • Cafeteria helper (breakfast).
  • Help students in the morning car line and ensure parents pull as far up as possible to get parents off the street.
  • Help teachers get students started (unpacking, passing out items, collecting items, etc.).
  • Hall monitor.

Lunch (anytime between 10:55 and 1:20)


  • Managing lines and tables.
  • Helping students open items.
  • Any other assistance teachers or food nutrition needs.

Dismissal (3:30 - 4:30)
  • Help ensure cars do not park or drop off students in the bus loading area.
  • Help ensure students are walked across the street safely (parents should not be letting students out to walk across the parking lot).
  • Help students in the afternoon car line and ensure parents pull as far up as possible to get parents off the street.
  • Help teachers get students ready for dismissal (packed, passing out items, etc.).
  • Help teachers get students to designated dismissal area.
  • Hall monitor.